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Music, All Shook Down The Killers and M83 Rule Day 2 of Not So Silent Night, 12/8/12

The Killers and M83 Rule Day 2 of Not So Silent Night, 12/8/12

The Killers, M83, Passion Pit, Tegan and Sara, Grouplove, Imagine Dragons Live 105's Not So Silent Night Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 Oracle Arena Better than: The Not So Silent Night lineup from 10 years ago, which featured Moby, Disturbed, Sum…
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Music, Greg Dulli on the Afghan Whigs' Return

Greg Dulli on the Afghan Whigs' Return

The last time the Afghan Whigs played San Francisco, in 1998 at the Fillmore, the band was touring in support of its celebratory sixth album, 1965. On that early December night, the Cincinnati, Ohio-born outfit was firing on all cylinders,…
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Music, Hear This St. Lucia: Show Preview

St. Lucia: Show Preview

St. Lucia leader Jean-Philip Grobler has a worldly background, but not the one suggested by his project's moniker. Rather than being driven by Caribbean rhythms, the music made by Grobler — a South Africa native who stopped off in England…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 2/24/12: Bob Mould Blasts Through <i>Copper Blue</i> at Bottom of the Hill

Live Review, 2/24/12: Bob Mould Blasts Through Copper Blue at Bottom of the Hill

Bob Mould Fake Your Own Death Distortion+ Vir Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 Bottom of the Hill Better than: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the best-selling album of 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus' Some Gave All. On a night that was…
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Music, Hear This Owen: Show Preview

Owen: Show Preview

Mike Kinsella is like the underground version of Dave Grohl or Phil Collins, having started his music career behind the drums before moving his creative energies to the front of the stage. Kinsella's résumé includes such indie-rock favorites as Cap'n…
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Music, Hear This Christopher O'Riley and Matt Haimovitz: Show Preview

Christopher O'Riley and Matt Haimovitz: Show Preview

It's not often that classical pianists have indie-rock followers, but Christopher O'Riley has held the attention of cool kids since releasing a pair of tributes to Radiohead: 2003's True Love Waits and 2005's Hold Me to This. Since then, the…
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Music, S.F.'s Extra Classic Tastefully Updates Dub and Reggae Sounds

S.F.'s Extra Classic Tastefully Updates Dub and Reggae Sounds

If the idea of white kids in San Francisco appropriating authentic Jamaican music makes you a little squeamish, you're not alone. But after spending a couple of hours with Extra Classic's Adrianne Verhoeven and Alex deLanda at their Inner Richmond…
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Music, All Shook Down Mark Kozelek's <i>On Tour</i> Documentary: A Subdued Look at a Solo Tour Through Europe, and Not Much More

Mark Kozelek's On Tour Documentary: A Subdued Look at a Solo Tour Through Europe, and Not Much More

Like Some Kind Of Monster, the highly entertaining two-and-a-half-hour documentary that chronicled the trials and tribulations of being a member of the Metallica juggernaut, Mark Kozelek: On Tour is a long look (clocking in at nearly two hours) at…
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Music, Hear This Go! Team: Show Preview

Go! Team: Show Preview

The Go! Team is a multiculti group of professional indie-pop cheerleaders, so it follows that the Brighton, England, sextet is best experienced on a stage with the volume turned up to bumpin'. Not that the band's three albums lack in…
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Music, Janice Whaley Reimagines the Smiths Catalog A Cappella

Janice Whaley Reimagines the Smiths Catalog A Cappella

"Shyness is nice, and shyness can stop you from doing all the things in life you'd like to." So sings Janice Whaley on her ambitious new six-disc box set. Those immortal words were, of course, written by Morrissey for the…
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Music, The Church reinvents its past with a three-album live set

The Church reinvents its past with a three-album live set

When the Church brings its show to a close at the Great American Music Hall on Friday night — or, more likely, Saturday morning — the seminal alt-rock band from Australia will have played nearly three hours of music from…
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    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"

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